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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2798

Original release date: 09/06/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011


sshd in OpenSSH before 4.2, when GSSAPIDelegateCredentials is enabled, allows GSSAPI credentials to be delegated to clients who log in using non-GSSAPI methods, which could cause those credentials to be exposed to untrusted users or hosts.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/20/2006)
This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3. This flaw was fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via errata RHSA-2005:527: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-527.html

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:527
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9717
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1566
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2005.53
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-016.htm
External Source: BID
Name: 14729
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1345
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0144
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02090
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-209-1
External Source: XF
Name: hpux-secure-shell-dos(24064)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [openssh-unix-announce] 20050901 Announce: OpenSSH 4.2 released
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:172
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1014845
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:003
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18661

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1345
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1566
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9717
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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